Lives of the fellows

Thomas Ridgley

b.? d.21 June 1656
AB Cantab(1596/7) AM(1600) MD(1608) FRCP(1622)

Thomas Ridgley, MD, a native of Staffordshire, educated at St John’s college, Cambridge, as a member of which, he proceeded AB 1596-7, AM 1600, MD 1608, was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians in June, 1617, and a Fellow 28th November, 1622. He was Censor in 1628, 1633; and was chosen an Elect 2nd September, 1641, but resigned that office 24th May, 1642. He died, an octogenarian, 21st June, 1656, and was buried in the church of St Botolph, Aldersgate.

William Munk

[(1) Dr Hamey says of him:- “Medicus bonus musicusque, linguæque Latinæ facultate vir præstans, adeòque sincerus, ut juxta fidem antiquam paræmiamque cum illo securè posses in tenebris micare. Hæc errant, quibus se oblectabat, quibus in sinu gaudebat, suosque eximiè ditabat; cæteris, quibus vulgus dives audit, insuper legume religione, in omnibus obsequebatur.”]

(Volume I, page 180)

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